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4 Sculptural Design studios to pay close attention to in 2020

4 Sculptural Design studios to pay close attention to in 2020

Despite the small world of design, many new studios emerge every year, at each trade fair or design week, further enriching our sphere of inspiration with brand new creations. The sculptural design is undoubtedly part of the coveted Collectible Design family, a creative entity for which it is difficult to define a framework. It is in this sense that we present four studios whose sculptural and original design particularly amazed us when we discovered them.

 

 

 

Jordi Verbaan, The Netherlands

 

If you went to Dutch Design Week in October 2019, the collection X4 of designer Jordi Verbaan will not have escaped your attention. The designer presented sculptural furniture by combining his aspirations as a conceptual artist with his woodworking know-how. It is thanks to this type of design, which he has developed, that Jordi finds meaning in the interaction of art and design, but also of design with everyday life.

 

By creating simple and perennial forms, to which everyone can hang on to his or her desires and history, Dutch designer questions the function itself and its evolution in some familiar places, thanks to nice shelving and seating.

 

Sculptural design furniture Dutch designer Jordi Verbaan
Sculptural design furniture Dutch designer Jordi Verbaan
Sculptural design furniture Dutch designer Jordi Verbaan
Sculptural design furniture Dutch designer Jordi Verbaan

 

 

Matthew Dasneves, South Africa

 

The architect Matthew Dasneves has recently tried his hand at sculptural design inspired by the construction industry. Nominated to the Dezeen Awards 2019, his series called Caulked Chairs is made from offcut polystyrene used as a base, then sculpted into functional shapes and covered with rubber sealant traditionally used in construction.

 

Matthew Dasneves, as a South Africanarchitect, has succeeded in getting the rubber beads as a powerful decorative effect and enhancing the functionality of the chairs at the same time, giving them a smooth, practicable and distinguished surface. Moreover, the artistic gesture of putting the sealant on, its imperfections and different thicknesses bring the visitor and the designer's work considerably closer, as if he had just made it right in front of our eyes, just for us...

 

Sculptural designer furniture Sculptural designer furniture South African designer Matthew Dasneves

Sculptural designer furniture Sculptural designer furniture South African designer Matthew Dasneves
Sculptural designer furniture Sculptural designer furniture South African designer Matthew Dasneves

 

 

Studio Sho Ota, The Netherlands

 

In recent times, many notable appearances of the designer's work Sho Otahave been made. Of Japanese origin, the designer studied at the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven from which he graduated in 2018, and presented his work for the first time at the Dutch Design Week in the same year. In 2019, the designer's sculptural work was notably exhibited at Collectible, at the famous Villa Noailles, and once again at the DDW.

 

His background as a wood craftsman/maker in Japan took him as far as the Netherlands, allowing him to experiment with complex and poetic design. Literally sculptures, his objects highlight the infinite properties of wood and its material and visual qualities.

 

Sculptural design furniture Japanese designer Sho Ota

Sculptural design furniture Japanese designer Sho Ota
Sculptural design furniture Japanese designer Sho Ota

Sculptural design furniture Japanese designer Sho Ota

 

 

 

Turbina, Spain

 

Turbina is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Barcelona. The studio's sculptural design explores the creation of kinetic and unexpected objects, both in form and material. The notion of time and the vision that everyone has of it is a real creative engine for the studio, as much as the notion of matter: "We respect the materials own language, we select them for their implicit symbology and we explore their possibilities while comprehending their nature".

 

Upon receiving this work with its strong yet minimalist concept, we were disturbed by its singular and mineral aesthetic, so close to raw and natural elements, yet completely shaped by man's hands. The studio's research gives these pieces an almost sacred dimension, whose aura is well worth watching in 2020...

 

Sculptural design furniture, design studio Turbina, Spain

Sculptural design furniture, design studio Turbina, Spain
Sculptural design furniture, design studio Turbina, Spain
Sculptural design furniture, design studio Turbina, Spain
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